The Translation Studies Reader Essay

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The Translation Studies Reader The Translation Studies Reader is the definitive reader for the study of this dynamic interdisciplinary field. Providing an introduction to translation studies, this book places a wide range of readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts. The selections included are from the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the last thirty years of the century. Features include: • organization into five chronological sections, divided by decade • an introductory essay prefacing each section • a detailed bibliography and suggestions for further reading Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Walter Benjamin, Antoine Berman, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Jorge Luis Borges, Annie Brisset, J.C.Catford, Lori Chamberlain, Itamar Even-Zohar, William Frawley, Ernst-August Gutt, Keith Harvey, Basil Hatim and Ian Mason, James S.Holmes, Roman Jakobson, André Lefevere, Jirí Levý, Philip E.Lewis, Vladimir Nabokov, Eugene Nida, José Ortega y Gasset, Ezra Pound, Willard V.O.Quine, Katharina Reiss, Steven Rendall, Gayatri Spivak, George Steiner, Gideon Toury, Hans J.Vermeer, Jean-Paul Vinay and Jean Darbelnet. A new piece by Lawrence Venuti suggests future directions for translation studies. ∨ Lawrence Venuti is Professor of English at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is the editor of Rethinking Translation: Discourse, Subjectivity, Ideology (1992), and the author of The Translator’s Invisibility: A History of Translation (1995), The Scandals of Translation: Towards an Ethics of Difference (1998), all published by Routledge. “This is a remarkable selection of the most important twentieth century contributions to the principles and procedures of translation, but what makes this volume so valuable are Venuti’s insightful notes that bring these contributions into proper focus for both students and teachers of translation.” Eugene Nida,

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